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Strip-Club Crash Leads to Amputations for Victims

A crash outside a Los Angeles strip club led to amputations for two men. Police investigators say a fight inside the club escalated and spilled out into the streets outside. That’s where 40-year-old Terrence Meeks, of Paramount, allegedly got into his white BMW and crashed into the two men police say he fought with. Both men were pinned between the BMW and another vehicle and suffered critical injuries. One of the men had both legs amputated while the other had one of his legs amputated.

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A man who rammed his car into two men that resulted in each victim losing limbs was sentenced Wednesday to five years and four months in state prison, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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Terrence Meeks, 40

Terrence Conrad Meeks, 40, of Paramount, pleaded no contest in June to getting behind the wheel of his BMW at about 3:30 a.m. on March 10 and crashing into the two victims.

According to investigators, a fight broke out inside Sam’s Hofbrau in the 900 block of Olympic Boulevard between Meeks and two Hispanic men.

The altercation escalated and then spilled outside.

That’s when Meeks drove his BMW into a parked Mini Cooper, pinning two men standing in front of the car, according to the DA’s Office.

Paramedics rushed the victims to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for critical injuries.

The force of the crash severed both legs of one victim and crushed the right leg of the other victim so badly it had to be amputated.

In exchange for his plea, the judge dismissed one count of driving with .08 percent blood alcohol causing injury, according to the DA’s Office.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A Paramount man appeared in court Monday to be arraigned on drunk driving charges, just weeks after he allegedly crashed his car into two men, leading to amputated legs for both of them.

Terrence Conrad Meeks, 40, faces one count of DUI causing injury and one count of driving with a .08 blood alcohol level, causing injury. The charges stem from an incident on March 10 at a Los Angeles strip club.

Meeks pleaded not guilty to both charges in court.

If convicted of the charges against him, Meeks faces up to five years in state prison.

The original incident happened about 3:30 a.m. at Sam’s Hofbrau in the 900 block of Olympic Boulevard, near Alameda Street.

Investigators say a fight broke out inside the club between 40-year-old Terrence Conrad Meeks, of Paramount, and two Hispanic men, who have not been identified.

The altercation — which reportedly included racial slurs — escalated and spilled outside.

Police say Meeks then got behind the wheel of his white BMW and slammed into the two other men as they stood in front of their Mini Cooper.

Both victims were pinned between the two cars, authorities said.

Witnesses told police that Meeks appeared to be intoxicated at the time.

Paramedics rushed the victims — ages 24 and 57 — to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for critical injuries.

One victim had both legs amputated above the knee, according to prosecutors. The other had his right leg amputated above the knee.

Both men remain hospitalized.

Prosecutors say there was no evidence that the incident was a result of a hate crime.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Police are investigating a dispute at a downtown L.A. strip club that ended with two men losing legs when they were rammed by a car.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Sam’s Hofbrau in the 900 block of Olympic Boulevard, near Alameda Street.

According to investigators, a fight broke out inside the club between 40-year-old Terrence Conrad Meeks, of Paramount, and two Hispanic men.

The altercation, which apparently included racial slurs, escalated and then spilled outside.

That’s when police say Meeks got behind the wheel of his white BMW and slammed into the two other men as they were standing in front of their Mini Cooper.

The victims were pinned between the two cars, according to authorities.

Witnesses told police that Meeks appeared to be intoxicated at the time.

The victims — ages 24 and 57 — were rushed to the hospital, where they were listed in critical but stable condition.

Doctors said one man would have both legs amputated above the knee, and the other would have his right leg amputated above the knee.

Their names have not been released, and their relationship to one another was not immediately known.

Police arrested Meeks, who faces charges of attempted manslaughter and DUI. He was being held on $500,000 bail.

In addition, investigators with the LAPD were looking into the possibility that the incident could be charged as a hate crime.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Police are investigating a dispute at a downtown L.A. strip club that ended with two men losing legs when they were rammed by a car.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Sam’s Hofbrau in the 900 block of Olympic Boulevard, near Alameda Street.

According to investigators, a fight broke out inside the club between 40-year-old Terrence Conrad Meeks, of Paramount, and two Hispanic men.

The altercation, which apparently included racial slurs, escalated and then spilled outside.

That’s when police say Meeks got behind the wheel of his white BMW and slammed into the two other men as they were standing in front of their Mini Cooper.

The victims were pinned between the two cars, according to authorities.

Witnesses told police that Meeks appeared to be intoxicated at the time.

The victims — ages 24 and 57 — were rushed to the hospital, where they were listed in critical but stable condition.

Doctors said one man would have both legs amputated above the knee, and the other would have his right leg amputated above the knee.

Their names have not been released, and their relationship to one another was not immediately known.

Police arrested Meeks, who faces charges of attempted manslaughter and DUI. He was being held on $500,000 bail.

In addition, investigators with the LAPD were looking into the possibility that the incident could be charged as a hate crime.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Police Sunday were investigating an apparent dispute outside a Downtown L.A. strip club that ended with two men losing legs after a car rammed into them.

The incident began as a brawl inside of Sam’s Hofbrau strip club at Olympic and Alameda, police said.

One of the men involved, Terrence Meeks, 40, of Paramount, allegedly got behind the wheel of a white BMW and accelerated toward the two Hispanic men, according to police.

Witnesses told police that Meeks appeared to be intoxicated at the time.

The BMW struck the men, as they stood in front of a Mini Cooper, pinning them. The force of the impact severed both of one man’s legs and at least one leg from the other man.

The victims — ages 24 and 57 — were listed in critical but stable condition Sunday. Their relationship to one another was not immediately known.

Police arrested Meeks, who faced charges of attempted manslaughter and DUI, among others. He was held on $500,000 bail.

Police were continuing their investigation.

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